Rendering . .. Designing with Graphic Thought (2)

posted; 07/17/06

More examples of how I look at graphics to think/create/decide visually. For you designers on the less-experienced side-do not be afraid to go through a lot of “trash” to get you to where your design needs to get to.
Overlay, on top of overlay, on top of overlay-work those lines. Work to create that magic. Look at the interplay of elements in the space — it’s about spatial relationships. You will also notice there is very little mention of specific plant material/names. That’s for detail time – right now is for evergreen/deciduous/tall/short/weeping/upright, etc. The details will come after spatial relationship is decided.

One other thing about this design process-do not be afraid to jot notes down along with the graphic thoughts. In classes that I have taught what I see a lot of beginners do is work with lines (timidly), or they come in off a site, lots of notes-but then stare at the paper . . . DRAW!!! It won’t bite back.

By Rick Anderson

The Whispering Crane Institute was originally formed to act as the umbrella organization for the Philosophy of Design Symposium, and other seminars and workshops given by Rick Anderson and Richard L. Dube’. In the year 2000 WCI became a sole proprietorship owned by Rick Anderson. Today the WCI provides design and consultation services for Landscape Contractors, acts as a Green Industry think tank, and provides training for others in the form of workshops, seminars, and individual consulting. The WCI also provides written material, opinions, case-studies and how-to articles for industry trade magazines.

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